Acme Studios — Catalin Florescu

Supporting Artists since 1972

Catalin Florescu

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Catalin Florescu is a writer and psychologist who has lived in Switzerland. He studied psychology and psychopathology and worked for several years as a psychotherapist in drug rehabilitation clinics. Catalin’s works include Der kurze Weg nach Hause (2002); Der blinde Masseur (2006) and Zaira (2008) and Jacob decides to love (2011).

Catalin has received several literary awards including the Josef von Eichendorff Prize for his complete literary works in 2012, the Swiss Book Award for Jacob decides to love (2011), the Anna Seghers Prize for Der Kurze Weg nach Hause and the Chamisso Förderpreis for Wunderzeit. His novels have been translated into several languages.

Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Switzerland

The Landis & Gyr foundation awards studio scholarships to Swiss artists and cultural professionals in London, Budapest, Sofia and Zug. Its London-based residency partnership with Acme was established in 1987, and provides six month long work/live opportunities for ten Swiss artists per year. Artists are selected for the programme directly by Landis & Gyr Stiftung and must demonstrate a track record of achievement in their field. Over two hundred visual artists, curators, writers, musicians and composers have benefitted from the programme. Residencies are based in Stepney, E1 and are available to Swiss residents only

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